New e-waste map shows the global toll of electronics

This article addresses the issue of e-waste on a global scale. A new interactive e-waste map, created by the UN partnership organization StEP Initiative, shows that the volume of our e-waste, or any disposed item with an electrical cord or battery, is growing. And the international challenge of exporting and recycling them isn’t being sufficiently addressed. Unfortunately, the stats show that the US isn’t the picture of perfect e-waste management. We have the largest amount of total e-waste per year, coming in at 9.4 million tons.


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